(do something) to excess

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(do something) to excess

To do or indulge in something too much. I started to lose weight once I stopped regularly eating to excess. I'll go to the pub with you guys, but I'm not drinking to excess tonight—I have to be up early tomorrow.
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drink to excess

To drink alcohol to the point of intoxication. This is an important event for me, honey, so please don't drink to excess and make a fool of yourself.
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do something to excess

to do too much of something; to consume too much of something. Anne often drinks to excess at parties. John smokes to excess when he works.
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drink to excess

Euph. to drink too much alcohol; to drink alcohol continually. Mr. Franklin drinks to excess. Some people drink to excess only at parties.
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We cover KirKlees Magistrates every day and many cases involve someone who has DRUNK to excess. Today the offender is ShouKat Nadeem who collapsed after DRINKING nearly two bottles of rum and then hit a doctor at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary who tried to help him.
Simons confessed that she hasn't drunk to excess for a year and seven months, and has taken up meditation, yoga and is "addicted to clean living".
The Coroner, Miss Mairin Casey, said there was no evidence to suggest that he nor any of the other teachers had drunk to excess.
When looked at in more detail, the figures show eight per cent of teenagers in Scotland had drunk to excess at least five times in their life and 13per cent admitted binge-drinking on between two and five occasions.
On Easter Island, Sprague de Camp, the cdebrated author, then in his late 80s, clambered into narrow caves to study petroglyphs and walked briskly for many miles to view the large stone statues, while his big, strong young bodyguard, having eaten and drunk to excess, spent all afternoon resting in bed.
Having drunk to excess in the past (your honour), the implications can only be summed up by the sober observer.
"I didn't think that I had drunk to excess but on the day I hadn't eaten either."
However, among girls aged 15 and 16, Britain comes out worst with 55 per cent of girls saying they had drunk to excess over the month, the worst figure in Europe.